July 10, 2024

XtraMile Microtransit Services Provides Local, On-Demand Shuttlesfor CT Residents

This summer, take advantage of River Valley Transit’s great new service XtraMile – an on demand ride sharing service that can be used anywhere in their service locations! The shuttle bus picks you up and takes you where you need to go, simply download the app, request a ride and go for just $1.75 a ride!

XtraMile serves the following locations:

All of Guilford and Madison

The Belltown area of East Hampton

All of Old Saybrook, Centerbrook, Essex Village, the Essex Steam Train, and portions of Westbrook

And during the spring and fall semesters, it serves downtown Middletown and 17 additional stops located on Washington Street, on the Wesleyan University campus and on the north end.

“This is a truly incredible service for residents across the River Transit Service area, and I am particularly excited to see the service expanded to Guilford and Madison,” said State Sen. Christine Cohen, Chair of the Transportation Committee. “This offers affordable, reliable and convenient connectivity for everyone – from students to seniors, the disability community and to those just looking to use more public transit and lower their carbon footprint. I hope residents take advantage of this service as they explore all the wonderful things our district has to offer this summer!”

Riders can request a ride to and from anywhere in each service district – a local train station, their home or school, a business, a State Park or more! Learn more and download the app here or if you don’t have a smartphone, you can dial 860-510-0429 to schedule a ride!

Posted by Garnet McLaughlin